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Egypt's great pyramids 'not built by slaves'

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Tombs discovered near Egypt's great pyramids reinforce the theory they were built by free workers rather than slaves, experts have said.

The simple mud and brick tombs, on the outskirts of Cairo, hold the remains of men who built the pyramids of Khufu (Cheops) and Khafre (Chephren).

Christian Fraser reports from Cairo.

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